Jeffrey J. Smith

Jeffrey J. Smith

Partner
Location:
Plano, Texas
Phone:
214-216-6133
Fax:
817-423-7474
Email:
A lawyer for over twenty years, I have experienced the law the way it should be practiced, and that is to have no limitations to your expertise, to continually hone your skills and expand your knowledge base and to never cease in seeking accomplishment. This approach keeps me fresh and innovative and not caught in rote approaches to solving problems. I am equipped with one of the finest legal educations in the country, the Baylor University School of Law, and the competitive rigor fine tuned in my former life as a professional football player. I am an experienced trial attorney in both civil and criminal law. I know what the inside of a courtroom looks like and when not litigating I am engaged in transactional law by assisting businesses, closing real estate transactions, negotiating, drafting and a myriad of other tasks. Simply put, our firm handles a wide array of legal matters and if you have a problem we can help.

Areas of Practice

  • 30% Civil Litigation
  • 25% Real Estate
  • 25% Business Law
  • 10% Construction Law
  • 10% Criminal Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1996
  • Colorado, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2008

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
    • B.S. cum laude - 1984
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Finance
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California
    • M.B.A. - 1992
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Business Administration

Representative Clients

  • E.S. & C.M., Inc.
  • Madison Materials
  • Hamilton Consulting, PC
  • PlainsCapital Bank

References

  • Keith Hamilton, P.E.
  • Matthew DeVoss, J.D.
  • Billy Lohrke
  • Jose Duron, Sr. Vice President, PlainsCapital Bank

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Bar Association, 1996 - 2017
  • Colorado Bar Association, 1997 - 2017

Past Employment Positions

  • Orlando Renegades USFL, Toronto Argonauts CFL, Football Player, 1985 - 1988
  • Winnipeg Blue Bombers CFL, Ottawa Roughriders CFL, Football Player, 1988 - 1991

Pro Bono Activities

  • Criminal Defense, 1997 - 2017

Languages

  • English (Primary)